State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic Slovak Caves Administration
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Geological research

Geological research in caves s necessary mainly from the reason of cognition of complex natural settings of underground spaces (determining cave values), knowing the rules of natural processes from the viewpoint of an effective cave protection (especially hydrogeological, tectonic and stratigraphic settings), cognition of cave and surrounding territory genesis as well as from the viewpoint of safe movement of visitors in cave. The caves and abysses particularly often replace financially demanding geological drill holes.

The geological research of caves was accomplished in the past mainly within the speleological surveys and was reduced to description of rock environment and tectonic settings. During the recent years the Slovak Caves Administration provided for a stratigraphic-lithological research of the Domica Cave and Ochtinská Aragonite Cave, dating of cave sediments of various caves and observation of tectonic movements in selected caves. A geological research of the Bystrianska Cave was done in 2005.


Demänovská jaskyňa slobody otvorená od 3.10.2023

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že Demänovská jaskyňa slobody bude po rekonštrukcii elektroinštácie znovu otvorená od 3.10. 2023. Tešíme sa na Vašu návštevu.

Dear visitors, the Demänovská Cave of Liberty will be opened again from 3rd October 2023 after electric installation reconstruction. We are looking forward to your visit.


Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

Cave tour guides for download

Dear visitors, cave tour guides are available for download


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